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Hi, thanks for your patience. I understand from your reply that you are only taking 6 months’ maternity leave (i.e. just Ordinary Maternity Leave). If that is the case then according to Reg. 18 of The Maternity and Parental Leave Regulations 1999, you are entitled to return to the same job in which you were employed before your absence". This means that your terms of employment must be the same as, or not less favourable than, they would have been had you not been absent, unless a redundancy situation has arisen.
If you are not permitted to return to the same job on no less favourable terms and conditions, or if the employer does not offer you a suitable alternative job, you could consider a claim of pregnancy and maternity discrimination and automatic unfair dismissal (if there is a dismissal) and/or unlawful detriment (if there is no dismissal). Before you consider any of these routes you should follow the employer’s internal grievance procedure to try and resolve this amicably directly with the employer. Of course, if that is not possible then these options could be the only way to take the matter further.
Hope this clarifies your position?
Hello, I see you have accessed and read my answer to your query. Please let me know if this has answered your original question or if you need me to clarify anything else for you in relation to this? I just need to know whether to close the question or not? Thanks
You can certainly raise a grievance but why would you not be able to report to that manager if you do so?
That is not uncommon, many grievances are raised about someone's line manager or direct report it does not mean that you will have to stop reporting to her though
Has this clarified your position?
you are most welcome, all the best